BEGIC - On May 30, in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has presided with provinces and cities in the Southern key economic region – the important growth, the largest and most dynamic economic center in the country, to discuss solutions to remove difficulties in production and business, attract investment, promote socio-economic development in each locality and the whole region.
Attending the meeting were the Standing Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh; Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh; Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung; leaders of a number of ministries, branches, 8 provinces and cities in the Southern key economic zone, enterprises, associations and experts etc.
On the Binh Duong side, attending were Mr. Tran Van Nam - Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Head of the Provincial National Assembly Delegation; Mr. Tran Thanh Liem - Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; leaders of related departments and branches and representatives of businesses in the province.
Binh Duong leaders attended the conference
Opening remarks, referring to the cause of the important initial victory in the Covid-19 disease prevention and control, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized: "We have the timely and right policy. At the same time, we are committed to the dual goal of fighting against pandemic, protecting the health of the people and not collapse the economy". In the context of world economic recession, Viet Nam's economy in the first quarter of 2020 still grew by about 4% and in May the situation was better. With an important role of the Southern Key Economic Region, accounting for 42% of the national GDP, the Prime Minister asked localities in the region to contribute their enthusiastic comments to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers, ministries and branches to make the better and right decision.
At the conference, representatives of the provinces and cities in the region committed to fulfilling the socio-economic targets of 2020, at the same time proposing to the Prime Minister many issues to promote economic development. Chairman of Binh Duong People's Committee Tran Thanh Liem affirmed that although the impact of the disease on the socio-economic development of the province is very large, Binh Duong still endeavors to maintain the growth target of 2020 at 8.86%. At the same time, the province also introduced solutions to maintain the growth target, together with provinces and cities to overcome challenges, support businesses to develop sustainably.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the conference
Concluding the conference, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized, the Southern key economic zone is the key economic zone of the country. In the near future, this will be a megacenter, with the leading scale in Southeast Asia and the whole Asia region. The Prime Minister said that Ho Chi Minh City and the remaining 7 provinces will be "diamond octagon" here. Therefore, the Southern key economic zone will reach its goal, reaching the goal at least 10 years earlier in the goal of a strong and prosperous Viet Nam, ie becoming a powerful region by 2035.
According to the Prime Minister, to achieve that goal, localities need to unite and hold hands to develop together in a vision. According to regional development planning of Ho Chi Minh City and 7 neighboring provinces: Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, Dong Nai, Tien Giang, Ho Chi Minh City is determined to play a role in linking and supporting regional cities for development.